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'Priority Message' Field Developed to Help with COVID-19 Response

Necessity is the mother of invention.Everyone has a to-do list with items that never seem to get to the top. This issue was one of those items for us. We have always had the ability…

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Everyone has a to-do list with items that never seem to get to the top. This issue was one of those items for us. We have always had the ability to display a message across the top of a site, that stays constant on every page, but the solution we had was just not responsive in a mobile version. To compensate we would use CSS to make the necessary adjustments for those who needed the standard top bar. 

Enter COVID-19, and almost every site in our Network desperately needing to communicate with constituents about their community's situation. Thanks to the fast work and dedication of our development team through this challenging period, they were able to take the foundation of the previous functionality and quickly turn it into the 'Priority Message' Field; The responsive, customizable top bar that it is today.

Beyond COVID-19

The good news is this addition will be useful for everyone, long after our adventures with COVID-19 are over. This 'living field' can be used for things like flash ticket sales, or to directing people to a special theme page for a city-wide festival, as just a couple of examples. A silver-lining borne out of all this chaos.